Last night, the Senate approved the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, a day after it was passed by the House. The Senate action was not unexpected following announcements by Senators Markey and Blumenthal -- who previously had objected to the provision repealing the ban on integrated set-top boxes -- that they would not seek to block action on the legislation. The bill, which was summarized in detail in our client advisory of November 20, 2014, now goes to President Obama for his signature.